September 21, 2023
Coho retention limit returns to permanent rules in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton Area)
Action: Reverts coho retention limit back to two (2) coho daily.
Effective date: September 22, 2023.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton Area).
Rule: Daily limit two (2), plus two (2) additional pink salmon. Release Chinook. Release chum through September 30.
Reason for action: The Marine Area 10 coho limit was reduced in early August due to high catches in June and July and concern for natural coho impacts that occur in Area 10. Since that time, catch has leveled off to pre-season expectations, and coho returns to multiple watersheds throughout Puget Sound have alleviated concerns for meeting natural coho conservation targets.
Information contact: Fish Program, 360-902-2700.